Towne Insurance announced acquisition of Manry Rawls Insurance

Published 6:00 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2023

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Towne Insurance Agency completed the acquisition of Manry Rawls Insurance, a full-service, independent agency headquartered in Franklin. 

The Monday, Feb. 13, TIA news release noted that Manry Rawls, founded in 1872, is one of the oldest independent agencies in Virginia. In addition to personal and commercial insurance offerings, Manry Rawls is a leader in crop insurance in southeastern Virginia and eastern North Carolina.

“We are excited to partner with Towne Insurance and to offer our clients the resources and benefits of such a well-run organization,” said Vee Pittman, president of Manry Rawls. “For 150 years, Manry Rawls has built an impeccable reputation for customer service and client satisfaction. We will continue to offer the same level of trusted service that our customers have become accustomed to, now with many more options available to them.”

Towne Insurance President and CEO W. Douglas Russell said, “Our team is delighted to welcome Manry Rawls to the Towne Insurance family. They share in our mission to serve others and enrich lives and have done so for generations. Our partnership will expand our specialties and our geographic footprint. We welcome this team of trusted industry professionals who will serve our members and communities well.”

Manry Rawls operates offices in Franklin, Smithfield, Courtland and Emporia in Virginia and an office in Williamston in North Carolina. 

Manry Rawls will continue operating under its present name and at its present locations for the immediate future.